Mania makes merry at Kelso Races

GRAND National winning jockey Ryan Mania concluded Kelso’s season with a popular success at his local track on Sunday, when glorious sunshine attracted a bumper crowd for Ladies Day.

The 23-year-old former Braw Lad rode Endeavor to a convincing nine-length victory in the KOSB novices’ handicap chase – his first success over fences.

Sam Twiston-Davies who rode the runner-up, had earlier accounted for the feature John Smith’s handicap chase with Royale Knight – a first Kelso victor for Worcester trainer Dr Richard Newland.

After racing, a well-supported Injured Jockeys Fund “House that Jack Built” fine fillies charity race was won by Catterick clerk of the course Fiona Needham riding Amtired.

Read Hilary’s full report in this week’s Southern Sport.

RESULTS

2.10 - CROCO BAY (T Kelly) 2-1; 2, Groovy Dancer 7-1; 3, Born to Shine 25-1.Seven ran. P Atkinson, Yafforth.

2.40 – MINSTALAD (B Toomey) 100-30 fav; 2, Snuker 9-2; 3, Borolee 7-1. Eight ran. K Tutty, Northallerton.

3.15 – ENDEAVOR (R Mania) 5-1; 2, Some Lad 12-1; 3, Beidh Tine Anseo 12-1. Nine ran. D Sayer, Penrith.

3.50 – LIFE AND SOUL (J Maguire) 8- 13 fav; 2, Potomac 7-2; 3, Lone Foot Laddie 6-1. Eight ran. D McCain, Cholmondeley.

4.25 – ROYALE KNIGHT (S Twiston-Davies) 5-2 fav; 2, Carrigdhoun 7-1; 3, Solway Bay 25-1. Seven ran. Dr R Newland, Worcester.

5.00 – DROM (Mr W Kitchman) 9-2; Buckstruther 7-2; 3, Back on the Road 15-2. 11 ran. Mrs C Drury, Middleton.

5.30 – MAGIC PRESENT (B Hughes) 11-4 fav; 2, Biggar 7-2; 3, Proud Jack 8-1. Seven ran. M Jefferson, Malton.

6.00 – MR SATCO (J Maguire) 6-1; 2, Powederonthebonnet 13-8 fav; 3, Lagan Canal 11-4. Eight ran. D McCain.